My GP told me I should be power walking every single day for at least an hour each time. Hmm!
Thanks for this article - very informative.
7/30/2013 5:43:11 PM
My diabetic husband, 67, often works in the yard in the heat for hours at a time, not even stopping to eat or drink. It worries me sick, since I am at work and have no control over this craziness! I try to allow him to be responsible for his own diabetes control, but one of these days he will be in trouble and no one will be around to help. Diabetics,please think of your loved ones and seriously control your health. Life IS too short for carelessness!
Thank you, finally a clear explanation from someone rather than what I have always read and heard from media and doctors. Just telling someone to exercise is not enough; it really helps to give explanations.
2/27/2013 1:11:53 PM
Best and easiest thing anyone can do with Type 2 is.....walk. Unplug, disconnect, open the door and... Get out. Simple, sensible, and practical.
Good info. I knew alot of this but I learn some. I am checking our a gym ,but I am going to ask questions and talk to my doctor.reply to Alaskan, check with your insurance sometimes you don't nead referals. Some health departments offers classes.
I originally read this article in 7/10, and came across it again. Glad to reread it--with diabetes we all benefit from reacquainting ourselves with what seems to be simple information--which I often ignore. Thanks for keep this in the cycle to 'must reads.'
Very informative article, and a good reminder to keep being physically active! My doctor took me off all diabetes meds in the last year. It still takes discipline to get out there and take that walk though. It's so easy to slip back into being inactive. I'm glad Spring is just around the corner so I can get back to hiking!
Great article. It isn't necessary to have diabetes for you to have damage to your body. Studies show now that PRE-diabetes is of a real concern for damage. That is why weight loss, exercise and proper diet is so important.
Your Dr. does not need to refer you. YOu can call any hospital and they will let you know when/where their diabetes educator will be holding a class. They are FREE and full of great info for anyone with diabetes in the family, not just the person being diagnosed.
I refer to this page very often and find out more from Spark People than I do sometimes from my own Primary Doctor. All he says is your sugars look good. I need to find out how I can get him to refer me to a diabetes doctor. I need to be educated more so my sons will know what to look for if something should happen to me. (if I'm passed out of unable to talk).. could someone help to get my doctor to refer to one? TIA Always ERNA
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